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with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
and florida. if laura trevelyan is in miami. clyde is in cleveland. let's start with you. have aligned and as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country -- have the lines been as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country? >> they have been pretty long. at about 7:00 this morning, the actual stores open at 6:30 a.m., and there were already 20 people there. and it was a slow trickle. election officials are estimating about 70%, not as high in the previous election. but lorimar, millions have already voted in early voting -- but remember, millions have already voted in early voting in this state. we did see joe biden breeze in to try to shore up the final push for votes. president obama has had a bit of a lead during the last few months and it has tightened in the last few months -- few weeks. unemployment is lower. there are fewer foreclosures. there is a sense of optimism here and that has helped president obama, but it is tight. statistically, is still within the margin of error. we could be in for a long night. >> i hope not. thanks very much. laura
charles wells to look back at the 2000 election result in florida and we'll discuss the history of close presidential elections with presidential historian richard norton smith p. -- smith. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioned by the national captioning institute] >> from this location of fairfax high school in fairfax, pretty busy so far. closed at 7:00. florida closing at 8:00 tonight. ohio also closing later after that. the first tally of votes coming in from dixville knocks, new hampshire. -- knox, new hampshire. by the way, c-span's coverage of election day 2012 starts at 8:00 this evening with the interactive result on the house and governor's races. you can see a real-time display of the balance of powers. live video from both the obama and romney headquarters. plus, you can get reaction as well. again, join us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into for more information and other informatio
and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, it was florida 12 years ago causing the legal disaster between vice president al gore and president george bush. the difference this time, no one cares as much. president obama's victory was well secured without florida's 29 electoral votes. but for florida natives this is frustrating and all too familiar. the state's whole voting system is plagued by bad management and dysfunction. it is usually elected officials running the voting process rather than nonpartisan professionals to. make this system more efficient what florida needs now is better access to polling places and more absentee and early voting. >>> it's also affecting the congressional race. g.o.p. representative allen west is now demanding a recount. the election there is still too close to call. west is down just 3,000 votes against his democratic opponent patrick murphy. west is blaming a county supervisor for r
their final efforts. >> on sunday president obama campaigned in concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida, cincinnati, ohio, and aurora, colorado. he begins this morning with a rally in madison, wisconsin. nancy cordes is there covering the obama campaign. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is due to address this crowd in about an hour and a half. he spends this final day of the campaign in three key midwestern states. here in wisconsin, then in ohio, and iowa. if he sweeps all three of those states tomorrow, his victory is almost assured and campaign officials say they feel very good about their chances. >> hello, florida! hello, virginia! hello, ohio! >> reporter: crisscrossing the country in this final lap, the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he is the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. >> you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ you make me >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the era of a traveling concert. over the weekend katy perry, dave matthews
, unrelated to the storm. keep your eye on hoip hoohio an florida. legal rumblings in terms of voter id and voting machines themselves and extended, not extended hours. hope that, does turn, just another legal mess like a few years ago. those two states will be ground zero. >> seeing, a third of the votes cast by early ballots. absentee ballots. 1.# million cast in ohio as well. so this thing. >> up to 40% of the country could have already voted. before today. that's encouraging. good for democracy in general. encouraging. >> could come down to new hampshire's four electoral volts. or ohio's 18. florida's 29. >> romney is making a play for that. doesn't get ohio. pennsylvania could equalize it. very interesting, the math. >> going back to pennsylvania and ohio today. just when you thought he was done. >> underscores how important that is. >> the facebook question this election day. >> we want to know when did you decide who you are voting for and did the final days of the season change your decision. log on to let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with ab
a catastrophe from north dakota to florida and everywhere in between. who was to blame for that? that is not an esoteric matter. there is a named person in charge of making sure republicans win senate seats. there was somebody who was in charge of that. for every election. and that specific person in this election obviously failed catastrophically. that specific person is named john cornyn. today the republican party appears ready to respond to his atrocious failure at this job this week. by giving mr. cornyn a promotion. he's getting a reward for nearly shooting the moon in the senate. for doing as bad as humanly possible. at the last job the republican party gave him. the republican party moving forward, apparently would like him to be the number two republican in the whole senate right behind mitch mcconnell. and that is calling failing up. which is amazing on its own terms. in terms of republicans in the senate. i think we also should wonder if that is instructive for how the republican party is going to deal with the overall question of who their leader is and what they sta
fighting for florida electoral votes it will be close. in 2008 president obama beat mccain. but it shows mitt romney is slightly ahead there. >> poll precinct workers are showing up first voters will line up. we are on the west side of the critical i-4 corridor. and the south florida miami-dade and brower tend to vote for democratic nominee and northern and panhandle a lock for the republican. and that's why the swing corridor is so critical. four years ago obama won boy 7 points and before that bush bet kerry by 7 points and there is a lot of enthusiasm and competition between mitt romney and president obama. early lines of and days of voters in broward and palm beach county and yesterday, another 45,000 early votes state wide and select counties allowed in person absentee ballot and technically and legally it was set to end 7:00 p.m. democrats filed suit and tried to extend the hours and governor scott never agreed to that and those were not extended. here are the early look. floridians. four and half million floridians have already voted in the presidential election . there is roughly
in some of the battleground states that could decide it all. governor romney headed to florida, virginia, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about ch
florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making millions available to those who lost their homes. and usda sending food to the hard hit region. >>> and we're wrapping up our day of giving and disney and the results have been widely successful. with the help of the viewers, we've raised more than $12 million for sandy relief. >> great. $3 million match from samsung. of course, all the money going to the reds who who's done so much to help out. thank you to everyone that took time. we have . >>> coming up, we have much more coverage of this very important day in america. >> next up, the tables turn. more reports of voter intimidation at the polls. this time targe
the summer. >> rose: let me ask about florida, john harris, and pennsylvania. >> it looks like florida is most likely in romney's camp. not certain. it seems to me that if obama wins florida he's going to win a bunch of other states and we'll have a map that looks more like 2008 than we've been thinking this last month or so where hi would win most of the state he is won in 2008 minus north carolina and indiana. that's an early night for us all. althoughs pennsylvania better than i do. i don't think it's been awe thenltally in play. i think there was a series of head fakes going on but that's never been a central battleground. >> rose: mark? >> well, they're winning pennsylvania because this is the first campaign where no one has to make choices about money because they have enough to spend and they had extra money and there wasn't any other place to put and the public polls make it clear it's closer. the president will win by a more narrow margin than four years ago. i think that the -- i agree with matthew the fundamentals matter most of all. ohio is a tricky place, though, because w
't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> he has to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it will tell us if this night ends early for mitt romney. or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he's 5 votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. he's got a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign to win it today. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >>> and this year, whether it's tweeting, facebooking or never mind e-mailing, social media has shaped this campaign like never before. it's a new frontier for both candidates. and
house he sees his path to election. new hampshire to florida to ohio to colorado. wisconsin to iowa to ohio. that's three ohio. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: if he wins here, iowa and wisconsin, it's game over. but the polls are increasingly tight. and 55% of the public still thinks the nation is on the wrong track. >> stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> reporter: he can use that help. the president's doing what he can to rev up his strongest supporters from 2008, with similar themes. >> the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord, new hampshire, with bill clinton. hollywood, florida, w
final results are in from florida. with counting still underway, obama is leading romney in florida by board than 49,000 votes. -- by more than 49,000 votes. california has officially cancelled a planned college tuition hike following the passage of a tax increase in the statewide ballot. california voters approved proposition 30, which imposes a $6 billion temporary tax hike in order to avoid massive cuts to spending on education. california's sales tax will rise by a quarter cent for four years while individuals making over $250,000 a year will pay higher rates over seven years. the measure passed with an overwhelming turnout from young voters, an outgrowth of the widespread protests against tuition hikes on california campuses last year. the average tuition cost for full-time students will remain at the same rate as last year. advocates for marijuana reform are preparing for a showdown with the federal government following historic victories in colorado and washington. voters in both states approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the first time ever that has
are going to be watching when the polls in virginia close. 7:00. 7:30. then 8:00, florida. then they'll know if they've got the votes to win. live from obama, election night headquarters in chicago. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> a long line of maryland residents who want their voices heard today. some voters at the community center here tell us they've waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. there were some frustrations in the long lines but most of the voters seem to be in good spirits. reports from other precincts said there was a long wait in the morning but the lines seemed to improve as the day wore on. voters in maryland are casting their ballots on several initiatives today including whether to uphold same sex marriage. question 6, as it is known, also permits religious institutions to decide whether they'll perform ceremonies for those couples. if it passes, maryland would be the first state in the country to legalize same sex marriage by voter referendum. maryland voters also weighing in on question 7. it would allow table games at casinos like roulette and poker. the
from the carolinas through florida. snow flurries in the dakotas, around fargo and bismarck. foggy in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. just 30 in fargo. 40s from the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. the wrong one, at that. ñc?xús1@? >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. justice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would b
and head back to florida. the plane was headed from fort lauderdale to san juan puerto rico. airline officials say the pilot turned back after a bird hit one of its engines. the jet landed safely back at airport and nobody was hurt. the mechanics checked out the planes for any science of damage. another on saturday diverted this one from charlotte to key west. this one landed safely in fort meyers. birds can cripple airplanes the most famous case in 2009 when geese knocked out both engines new york airways flight over new york city. captain sully sullenberger successfully ditched the plane in the river. it's not just the fax hikes and the spending cuts. the white house says the consequences of going over the fiscal cliff could start even before new year's day. one republic leader says it's up to the president to break the stalemate. plus, woulder now learning how much u.s. troops will not be leaving afghanistan, even when afghan forces take charge of their own security. wait. some troops will be staying behind? wait until you hear this as we approach the bottom of the hour and the to
, florida. 80-year-old, 80, 80-year-old charles johnson. >> how old? >> asked for proof of his age, the policy at hooters. he didn't have any proof. >> i couldn't figure out why they wanted to id me. i haven't been ided since i was 35 years old. >> how old are you now? >> 80 years old. >> skjohnson asked for the manar and was told the policy is just that. the policy. he marched out. now johnson said he is never going back to hooters ever again. take that, hooters. >> oh, come on, man, you earned a beer. come on. come on. no matter what the age though, men always love hooters. the moral of the story. >> i just love wings. >> indeed, the wings. >> i knew what you were talking about. coming up a visit to twi-hard camp. >> what is driving hundreds of twilight saga fans to set up tents in downtown l.a.? we will take a look right after this. ♪ so where in the world >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free. ll and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach.
here when you hear a storm is in the gulf, it may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kind of storms can do. so, congratulations to the folks, sending up the truck, and we are all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy. it is empathy. >>> well, when we come back, a serious health scare for brooke burke shah vai. >> and "the skinny." we'll be right back af ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke. you may know her as co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer and announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means i'm going have a nice bi
is counting? florida has been counting vots longer than any other state again. four days after the hotly contested swing state battle, cnn is projecting president barack obama as the winner. with some provisional ballots still to be counted, it's close. and capitol hill is still divided with a few races too close to call. republicans will hold the edge in the house. democrats have a nine-seat lead in the senate. now to the recovery from the devastating superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey are still struggling with power outages nearly two weeks after the storm. but today, some relief for new jersey. governor chris christie says he expects most of the state's power to be back tonight. >>> meanwhile, fema is saying more than $403 million in aid has been approved for storm victims. >> if you can imagine what it must be like to be without power for two weeks, you can easily understand the anger and frustration storm victims are feeling. people in one community in queens are demanding to know why there's been such a hold-up. here is deborah feyerick. >>
that transition. host: william is in florida on the line for those that are long-term unemployed. caller: good morning. i've been unemployed since 2008 . i had a front-row seat for the housing bubble. i was in a position to make a lot of money on new construction. i had a painting company and was invested in new equipment. all the sudden, the "for kept coming off the house is. you have to adjust your thinking. i am a freelance artist and a free-lance writer. "there is no such thing as a bad experience for writers, only good experience." you have to take stuff to the pawnshops and borrow money from relatives. this is still in plan for opportunity. for a lot of us, it gets to be a war on the poor. there is job training. how do you sustain yourself? people give up looking for jobs. you just don't have one. the unemployment rate is higher than what the official numbers are saying. guest: he is absolutely right. the unemployment rate if you take into account the people working part-time hours and the people who have had to look for work but have dropped out of the labor market and even people who h
to patrick murphy, even though the state of florida says that he lost. election officials in one county are reportedly recounting some early votes. on friday, a florida judge denied a request to impound ballots and voting machines. the supreme court has announced it will hear challenges to a key provision on the landmark voting rights act of 1965. the case centers on a section of the law that requires many state and local governments with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before altering voting procedures. the money transfer company moneygram has agreed to establish a $100 million compensation fund as part of a settlement for a fraud allegations. the company is accused of processing transfers to agents who defrauded customers by posing as family members or offering cash prizes. the justice department said thousands of customers complained but the company failed to fire the agents. moneygram also admitted it failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program in violation of federal law. the openly queer and hiv- positive activist and artist brandon lacy campo
. >> governor chris, not a personnel in washington that was not endorsing governor crist from florida. neil: i understand what you are talking about move to moderate side, you are right, we'll watch, thank you so much dick armey. >> good-bye. neil: in the meantime, ho-ho-no this whole fiscal cliff is going to ruin christmas. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from busess loans to cash management, we wt to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. neil: all i want for christmas is a generate or? is that where we are after the storms? has it changed holiday shopping season. retail experts, fak faith hope,d bettebert. >> it is going to be a good christmas but a different christmas, gifts of basic items. >> we're going to start hitting the beginning of a retail ice age, that hit because of hurricane sandy, and so many workers cut from full time, part time, paa john, red lobster, and walma
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
journal/maris poll shows obama leading by six points. it's also close in florida. in this poll, obama has a two-point edge. that's within the sampling error. but a mason dixon poll shows obama trailing romney by six percentage points, so a mixed picture there from two different polls in such a key state. >> democrats are hoping, they're only three days away from taking back control of the u.s. house, but as athena jones reports, they face an uphill battle. >> republicans won control of the house in 2010. riding a wave of victory by tea party-backed candidates carrying a message of fiscal conservatism and strong opposition to obama care. so what's going to happen this time around? >> it's all got to go! >> back in september, nancy pelosi had high hopes for her party's prospects. >> we have a very excellent chance to take back the house. >> so did republican house speaker john boehner. >> i continue to feel confident about house republicans' chances of holding on to our majority. >> republicans have 242 seats to the democrats' 193. so democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to win the majorit
now getting back to normal. so no more rationing in the garden state. >>> in florida, a good samaritan who lost his leg helping a total stranger is talking about his life-changing ordeal for the first time. >> angel soto, a father of four, stopped his car last month to come to the aid of a crash victim in del ray beach, and that's when another car slammed right into him, crushing his right leg. >> i could not feel my legs, both legs. the pain was excruciating. and i was hopping on one leg. >> soto said he would do it all other again because saving someone's life was well worth it. >> oh, man. everyday hero, that's for sure. >>> here's your tuesday forecast, everybody. a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to a half foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. and morning frost along the gulf coast. rain from florida to new england. >> mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75, phoenix. 63, sacramento. >>> and on ""monday night football,"" it was the chiefs visiting the steelers. it was a tough good morning to watch. we pick
last week's presidential election. yesterday, florida, which was the final state to have a win declared, went to president obama. here's how the final electoral map looks with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to $332 to mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney by about 74,000 votes in florida. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count the votes was because there just wasn't enough time for early voting. >> took almost a week. pretty long time. >> they run on their own time out there. their own clock. >> you would know. >>> the time right now is 6:07. coming up, two powerful earthquakes, including one felt in parts of virginia this weekend. >>> construction project on a bridge that could impact your drive. >>> and enjoy the warm weather while it >>> check out this snowfall in utah. several drivers got stuck in the snow. they had to call a tow truck for help. drivers had to use chains on their tires or use their four wheel drive to get thr
of the country is quiet. there will be some snow in the upper midwest. we'll keep an eye on florida, the swing state and there is going to be some shower and thunderstorm activity there as one little piece of energy not necessarily our nor'easter starts to round the coast. listen, around here, i think it will be on the chilly side. that rain should stay out of our area. maybe some showers and into georgia. thunder for the florida area and keeping an eye on what might be a nor'easter on wednesday. concerned for this in new england, new york, new jersey. one scenario takes it out to sea and another has it coming up the coast. not is like -- not like sandy. they don't need anything additional on what has happened there. the polls open locally on tuesday and we're expecting to have mostly sun around with the temperature in the low 50s, brian. >> in an interview with shepherd smith, when we return. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our h
in iowa, wisconsin and ohio while the governor will be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer path this morning? we're going to break it down with nbc's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the
florida rallies. instead the former massachusetts governor emphasized the need for unity amid the national emergency. >> we come together in times like this, and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery from their financial and in many cases personal loss. now, people coming together is what's also going to happen, i believe, on november 7th. >> so, i mean, i actually -- i don't know how much it would hurt to go further and say that the president's doing a good job. this is sort of like a foreign policy crisis where you don't step in it, and you actually maybe even step aside. i think that could be a sign of leadership as well. but he's certainly not hurting himself by going out there and awkwardly campaigning as if nothing was going on. >> i think that's right, katty. i think mitt romney did the only thing he could do which was to sort of lay low, let the president be the president of the united states for a couple days, a grace period, i guess, and the president will be back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney back out there yesterday. mitt romney didn't even
recount in florida shows west trailing his democratic challenger, patrick murphy by almost 2,000 votes. unofficial numbers posted just yesterday evening give murphy 166,257 votes to 164,353 for west. >> but who's counting. during the recount, actually, murphy's lead grew. so things are looking worse by the day for allen west. >>> justin bieber sweeps, he took the honors last night at the american music awards winning the artist of the year award with long with two other trophies. bieber also had a message for his detractors. >> first of all i want to say, i want to say, this is for all the haters who thought that, you know, that maybe i was just here for one or two years. i feel like i'm going to be here for a very long time. >> take that haters. meanwhile, the vanilla ice right there? >> a little bit. >> good for you, bieber. nicki minaj won for favorite rap hip-hop album and artist. taylor swift took her fifth consecutive award for favorite country artist. the night ended with a super special smash up. the south korean rapper behind gangnam style teaming up on this performance. >> do
. >> take a look at this amateur video out of a cops arresting a woman at a florida wal-mart. police say the woman tried to bypass long checkout lines. cops say when she was confronted she refused to get back in line and started throwing her merchandise. >> this cell phone video shows the chaos at a wal-mart in georgia. complete bedlam as people shoved and pushed trying to get some on sale items. listen. oh,. >> imagine going in there and just buying socks? what's going on today. some women. you should have seen them in victoria's secret just going in to buy bras. listen. >> this is tulsa. i used to live in tulsa. >> oh my god. >> there was a human stampede victoria's secret in tulsa. captures hundreds of people rushing in as soon as the gates were open. luckily reports say that no one was injured. hard to believe. >> what was the deal there. >> deep discounts on bras. didn't you know? we did see 50 percent off sign yesterday at the store. >> with all that craziness, venturing to the stores on black friday can be survival of the fittest. the challenge can be especially tough if you are a
:30 eastern time. coming up this morning, more on jill kelley and her life as a florida socialite. >>> now let's get a check of the other top stories this morning from natalie over at the news desk. hey, natalie. >> good morning, willie and savannah. good morning, everyone. yet more trouble for the military this morning as a four-star u.s. general has been demoted for inappropriate behavior on the job. job william kip ward, former head of the u.s. africa command, has been stripped of a star for allegedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. ward will have to repay the government $82,000. >>> another major recall this morning from toyota as the auto giant pulls some 2.7 million cars worldwide. the recall involves faulty steering and a water pump problem on some prius models but no reported accidents have been linked to these issues. just last month toyota had to recall some 7.4 million cars due to a fire risk in the power windows. >>> let's head to wall street struggling over the last few years. cnbc's courtney reagan over at the stock exchange. >> r
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